CCSS ELA Standard: 3.W.3.a

Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

Bobbing for Apples

Bobbing for Apples

What is bobbing for apples like… for an apple?

12 Phrases: The Zoo

12 Phrases: The Zoo

Given twelve random phrases, students will pick four and then write about the strange situation.

12 Phrases: A Day At School

12 Phrases: A Day At School

Given twelve random phrases, students will pick four and then write about the strange situation.

12 Phrases: Out To Eat

12 Phrases: Out To Eat

Given twelve random phrases, students will pick four and then write about the strange situation.

12 Phrases: Amusement Park

12 Phrases: Amusement Park

Given twelve random phrases, students will pick four and then write about the strange situation.

12 Phrases: A Magical School

12 Phrases: A Magical School

Given twelve random phrases, students will pick four and then write about the strange situation.

12 Phrases: Somewhere In Space

12 Phrases: Somewhere In Space

Given twelve random phrases, students will pick four and then write about the strange situation.

Building Creative Analogies

Building Creative Analogies

We'll take two seemingly unrelated pieces of content (say volcanoes and the human body) and then build analogies to connect the two ideas. In the end, students can create a skit, comic, or story relating the two concepts.

Showing A Character’s Trait

Showing A Character’s Trait

We tell students to "show, not tell" in their writing, but this advice isn't effective until they experience the difference. In this video, we'll put a famous character (of students' choosing) into a mundane situation and develop a fun scene to show off their main traits.